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    Hello fellow Minecrafters!
    This guide plans to answer all of your Minecraft wants and needs. Any questions
    you may have about the game are sure to be answered. This guide will be just as
    helpful for the first time newbies as it will for any Minecrafter. Everything
    you could possibly need to know about the game will be answered here. I will
    continue to alter the information presented to you as and when the version
    updates are released.
    
    For easy navigation through my guide I have included numbers next to every
    significant piece of information, to jump directly to the page you want press
    Ctrl + F and type the 4 digit number into the box. So, for example, if you want
    the introduction page: Press Ctrl + F, then Type [0100].
    
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    Version 1.0.0    21/06/12
    Created the guide. Finished the fairly simple chapters, (Introduction, Controls
    and Furnace Guide.) Began work on the contents and started to put the bones in
    place for the major sections.
    
    Version 1.1.0    28/06/12
    Began work on the new sections added to the guide through recommendations from
    GameFAQ's members, these include the Achievement Guide, How To Survive Your
    First Night and Tips&Tricks.
    
    Version 1.1.1    02/07/12
    Completed the section on How to survive your first night, also completed my
    first major section on Block Types and Uses. Lastly, added, and completed, the
    Mob Factfile.
    
    Version 1.1.2    03/07/12
    Completed the Legal section and a few more Tips&Tricks. Finished The mining
    techniques section after a quick look at the Minecraft Wiki.
    
    Version 1.2.0    06/07/12
    Completed the Achievement guide and almost done the final section on Mob
    Grinders. Almost finished!
    
    Version 2.0.0    07/07/12
    Finally finished all sections of the guide. Submitting to GameFAQ's now!
    
    Version 2.0.1    10/07/12
    Made some minor spelling corrections and added sites to the authorisation list.
    Also added info on Pistons and Sticky Pistons.
    
    Version 2.1.0    30/07/12
    Added the section on finding slimes, also while making several changes on the
    information throughout the guide.
    
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    Introduction                          [0100]
    Version Notes                         [0200]
    Contents                              [0300]
    Controls                              [0400]
    How to survive your first night       [0500]
    Block Types and Uses                  [0600]
         Natural Blocks                      [0601]
         Man-Made Blocks                     [0602]
    Furnace Guide                         [0700]
    Mob Factfile                          [0800]
         Passive Mobs                        [0801]
         Aggressive Mobs                     [0802]
    Mining Techniques                     [0900]
         Spelunking                          [0901]
         Branch Mining                       [0902]
         Quarry Mining                       [0903]
    Tips&Tricks                           [1000]
         Infinite Water                      [1001]
         Redstone into Obsidian              [1002]
         Making Charcoal                     [1003]
         More wool for your dye!             [1004]
         Fighting Ghasts                     [1005]
    Achievement Guide                     [1100]
         Taking inventory                    [1101]
         Getting Wood                        [1102]
         Benchmarking                        [1103]
         Time to Mine!                       [1104]
         Hot Topic                           [1105]
         Acquire Hardware                    [1106]
         Time To Farm                        [1107]
         Bake Bread                          [1108]
         The Lie                             [1109]
         Getting an Upgrade                  [1110]
         Delicious Fish                      [1111]
         On A Rail                           [1112]
         Time to Strike!                     [1113]
         Monster Hunter                      [1114]
         Cow Tipper                          [1115]
         When Pigs Fly                       [1116]
         Leader Of The Pack                  [1117]
         MOAR Tools                          [1118]
         Dispense With This                  [1119]
         Into The Nether                     [1120]
    Mob Grinders                          [1200]
         Monster Spawner Trap                [1201]
         Dark Room Trap                      [1202]
         Tower Trap                          [1203]
         Canal Transportation (Mobs)         [1204]
         Lava Killing Mechanism              [1205]
         Drowning Killing Mechanism          [1206]
    Finding Slimes                        [1300]
    Legal                                 [1400]
         Copyright Notice                 [1401]
         Credit                           [1402]
         Contact Me                       [1403]
         Final Comments                   [1404]
    
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    A - Jump / Pick up or place (inventory)
    B - Drop item
    X - Open Crafting Menu
    Y - Open inventory
    LB - Scroll Hotbar / Menu (Crafting) Left
    RB - Scroll Hotbar / Menu (Crafting) Right
    LT - Use / Place Block
    RT - Destroy Block (Hold)
    L3 - Switch Camera Angle
    R3 - Sneak
    Up - N/A
    Down - N/A
    Right - N/A
    Left - N/A
    Back - View Lobby
    Start - View Menu
    Left Analogue - Move
    Right Analogue - Look
    
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    When you first start off in a fresh new world, surviving the fist night /
    couple of days should follow a very similar path. i'm going to try to lay it
    out the safest and hopefully most efficient way to help you get an established
    camp.
    
    First of all, you have a good amount of time until nightfall when you first
    start off, so what I recommend is to take a quick survey of the area that
    you've spawned in. The day / night cycle is roughly 20 minutes long from one to
    another, so keep that in mind so you don't venture too far off. The key things
    you should be scouting for are resources (wood, coal, ores to mine later,
    etc..), food, and a place to set up a temporary base. The idea here is to get
    yourself set up as close as possible to your initial spawn, in case something
    goes wrong and you dies.
    
    After you have gotten familiar with your immediate surroundings, you should
    start harvesting wood. Wood will be your most valuable resource for a while, so
    i suggest harvesting at least 12-14 blocks to start with. This will give you
    enough wood to last for a bit as long as you don't waste it. From here, I would
    craft 4 blocks of wood into planks, and from those planks make a crafting
    table. Set the crafting table down and use it to turn a few more of those
    planks into sticks. Then use the new material to make 1 wooden pickaxe. Don't
    worry about making other wooden tools for right now, as that will only waste
    resources. While your crafting table is still down, I would make 1 wooden door.
    if you don't have enough planks, make another set of planks out of the raw
    wood. i'll explain the advantage of your new door later, but for now break your
    crafting table and collect it.
    
    By now at least 10 minutes may have gone by, so you should start thinking about
    setting up camp for the night. in your scouting if you noticed any surface
    coal, now would be the time to harvest a few blocks with your new pickaxe. if
    you weren't lucky enough to find coal, don't worry we'll deal with that in a
    bit. if you see a few pigs running around kill 1-2 to get some food in case you
    get hurt. Same as the coal, if you don't see any, don't go hunting.
    
    For actually setting up your camp, it helps to use the natural layout of your
    surroundings to your advantage. if you spawned in or near a hilly area, use the
    side of one of the hills as your base. This will let you only have to worry
    about 1-2 walls to seal you up for the night. Basically what you want to do for
    a room in a hill is to bore a room that is 4 blocks long, 3 blocks wide and 3
    block tall. After you have that dug out, go inside and seal up the entrance
    leaving a 1 block wide, 2 blocks tall hole on the wall. This is where you want
    to place your door you made earlier. The advantages of a door here is the fact
    that monsters cannot enter if the door is shut, you can see through the opening
    in the door to see if it is day or night, also you do not have to break any
    blocks to enter / exit your camp.
    
    if you spawned in a relatively flat area, a shelter can be a little trickier.
    You should start collecting dirt from around your location. You will need at
    least 22 blocks of dirt before we move on to sealing you up. After you have
    collected your dirt, find a patch that you want to set up camp and dig a hole
    that is 1 block deep, 3 blocks wide and 3 blocks long. From there dig out 2
    more blocks in the middle of one of the sides. (This will be your front.) Build
    3 walls on the sides that you did not dig your 1 by 2 trench on. Your walls
    should be 2 blocks tall and 3 blocks wide. On the side you dug your trench,
    place 2 block tall on both sides of your trench and then 1 block at the top in
    the middle. You should be left with a 1 block wide, 2 block tall opening into
    your trench. Place your door here. Now you need to seal your ceiling. Use the
    blocks you gained from digging your main hole to make a ceiling across the top
    layer of your wall (Note: You will have to place one on top of one of your
    walls to allow the ceiling to connect, then break it). You should now be in a
    small, but effective room.
    
      g = ground, X = hole, w = wall, 0 = door, c = ceiling
    
      Layer 1     Layer 2       Layer 3      Layer 4
    
      ggggg         www          www          w
      gXXXggg      w   w        w   w         ccc
      gXXX0Xg      w   0        w   w         ccc
      gXXXggg      w   w        w   w         ccc
      ggggg         www          www
    
    
    
    Once you are sealed in your shelter, you can mine from here into whatever your
    safe surface is. if you're in a hill, that would be towards the hill. if you're
    in the ground, that would be down. Never mine straight down! You should mine
    the block in front of your feet and not the block you are on. Also you should
    never mine directly up, you could find a dangerous thing that could fall on you
    (lava, water, sand, monster, etc.) Once you have found 8 cobblestone, return to
    the heart of your shelter. Place your crafting table down and make a furnace.
    Place that down also. I like to keep them next to each other just for
    simplicity, but wherever is convenient. if you did not harvest any surface
    coal, or find any in your mine, place on piece of raw wood in the top part of
    your furnace and whatever planks you have left into the bottom part. Once that
    is done you will have a piece of charcoal. At your crafting table, turn another
    block of wood into sticks. Make a set of torches out of the charcoal and
    sticks, also while you are here, make a stone pickaxe with the sticks you have
    left. This will be more durable than your wooden one, and also allow you to
    harvest iron ore, should you come across it. With your last stick I would make
    a stone sword just in case you do end up coming across an enemy. Place a few
    torches into your shelter to keep monsters from spawning there.
    
    From here, you should have a functional safe spot. it won't be pretty, but it
    will get the job done for now. if you like the location, you can fortify it
    during the day, expand it, do whatever you want, just make sure that by
    nightfall that it is sealed up properly. The advantages of having a safe house
    near the initial spawn are: if you die before you make a bed, you dont have far
    to go for shelter, and new players to your world will have a safe spot near
    their initial spawn. My suggestion for expanding your safe house, should you
    choose to keep the location, is to frame the outer walls of your new structure
    around your existing structure. Building can take a lot of time and use a lot
    of resources that you may have to go back to a chest and recover. By doing
    this, it lets you create a larger, more functional shelter with minimal risk,
    as you don't have to keep breaking your original camp walls. Once your new
    outer walls and roof are built, then you can tear down the tempory building.
    
    Well, that's the basics on how to get a safe base and start your minecraft
    adventure. Play the game however you see fit, but with my tips you should be
    able to keep yourself out of harm's way as much as possible. Once yourself an
    established camp, you can then get a little more adventurous with exploring
    your new world.
    
    (Written by LoneReaper115)
    
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    Name:
    Location:
    Collection:
    Uses:
    
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    Natural Blocks                                                           [0601]
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    Name:       Bedrock
    Location:   Layers, 0-3 and on the outer sides of The Nether.
    Collection: Cannot be destroyed by anything.
    Uses:       Provides an impenetrable barrier so players do not fall into
                "The Void."
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    Name:       Cactus
    Location:   Sand blocks that are not connected to water
    Collection: Mined by anything, inflict half a heart of damage when touched
    Uses:       Simple traps, smelts into cactus green dye.
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    Name:       Clay block
    Location:   Found on the surface beside water sources. Usually surrounded by
                sand.
    Collection: Can be mined by anything. Once mined it will drop 4 balls of clay.
    Uses:       Each ball of clay can be smelted into a brick, so each clay block
                can produce 4 bricks, 4 bricks can then be crafted into a brick
                block.
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    Name:       Coal Ore
    Location:   Any elevation
    Collection: Any pickaxe
    Uses:       Torches and fuel for the furnace.
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    Name:       Cobblestone
    Location:   The outer walls of Dungeons.
    Collection: Can be mined form smoothstone or cobblestone by any pickaxe to
                provide a drop of Cobblestone. Also, it can be created when flowing
                lava hits water.
    Uses:       One of the most common building blocks as it's an infinite
                resource. Also it can be turned into Smoothstone when placed into a
                Furnace.
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    Name:       Diamond Ore
    Location:   Layers 0-19
    Collection: Mined by an iron pickaxe, or higher.
    Uses:       Diamond tools, armour, jukebox.
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    Name:       Dirt
    Location:   Can be found at any elevation, except in The Nether.
    Collection: Can be mined by absolutely anything, though a shovel will speed
                things up dramatically.
    Uses:       Dirt is mainly used for farmland or scaffolding, this is as it is
                not effected by gravity and is very easy to destroy and move.
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    Name:       Glowstone
    Location:   Hanging from the roof of The Nether.
    Collection: Mined with any pickaxe to drop 2-5 pieces of Glowstone Dust.
                4 pieces of Glowstone Dust can be crafted back into Glowstone.
    Uses:       Glowstone is the strongest light source in the game.
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    Name:       Gold Ore
    Location:   Layers 0-35
    Collection: Mined by an iron pickaxe, or higher.
    Uses:       Powered rails, golden tools, etc..
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    Name:       Grass
    Location:   Found on the surface level anywhere in the world. in order for a
                Dirt block to turn into a Grass block the dirt needs to be next to
                another Grass block. Grass only spreads, it cannot be grown.
    Collection: Can be mined by absolutely anything, though a shovel will speed
                things up dramatically. Once mined a grass block drops a block of
                dirt.
    Uses:       Passive mobs such as Cows, Pigs and Sheep spawn on Grass blocks.
                Also they make a very good front lawn.
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    Name:       Gravel
    Location:   Found at any elevation, mainly near ocean, underwater. Also can be
                found in The Nether.
    Collection: Can be mined by absolutely anything, though a shovel will speed
                things up dramatically. Occasionally, mining this block produces a
                drop of Flint instead of the usual Gravel.
    Uses:       Used for decoration, or to obtain Flint. Also, this block is
                effected by gravity.
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    Name:       Ice
    Location:   The top layer of water turns to ice in a snow biome.
    Collection: Cannot be collected, but can be destroyed by anything.
    Uses:       Frozen lakes. ice is also slippery.
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    Name:       Iron Ore
    Location:   Layers 0-67
    Collection: Mined by a stone pickaxe or higher
    Uses:       To get iron, for buckets, minecarts, better tools, etc..
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    Name:       Lapis Lazuli Ore
    Location:   Layers 0-32
    Collection: Mined by an iron pickaxe, or higher.
    Uses:       Dyes
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    Name:       Lava
    Location:   Levels 0-12, or in the Oceans of The Nether, also can spawn at
                higher elevations in the overworld but rarer.
    Collection: Can be picked up by a bucket, this will remove the source. Only a
                source block can be picked up, flowing lava cannot.
    Uses:       Lava burns down and flammable object it comes in contact with,
                provides a light source and can be used in a furnace to smelt 100
                items.
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    Name:       Leaves
    Location:   Trees.
    Collection: Collected by shears. Can be destroyed by anything. Once destroyed
                there is a 1 in 10 chance of dropping a sapling.
    Uses:       Hedges.
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    Name:       Monster Spawner
    Location:   in the middle of Dungeons.
    Collection: Cannot be mined, only destroyed.
    Uses:       Commonly used to farm resources, as placing a killing mechanism
                inside the room as any mob that spawns dies instantly, therefore
                giving you plenty of their drops.
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    Name:       Moss Stone
    Location:   Floors of Dungeons
    Collection: Mined by any pickaxe to produce a drop of Moss Stone.
    Uses:       A generally rare block. Can be used to created overgrown pathways.
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    Name:       Netherrack
    Location:   The Nether.
    Collection: Can be mined with any pickaxe.
    Uses:       Burns forever when lighted with Flint&Steel, so makes good lights
                and fireplaces.
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    Name:       Obsidian
    Location:   Occasional points underground where water meets a lava sources.
    Collection: Can only be mined with a Diamond pickaxe, and takes a while.
    Uses:       Completely blast resistant, so no creeper or TNT can breach this.
                Can be used to protect stashes of your loot from greedy friends, or
                a lock on top of a chest.
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    Name:       Pumpkin
    Location:   Can spawn on grass or snow blocks
    Collection: Can be mined by anything
    Uses:       Jack-O-Lantern, or can be worn as a helmet
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    Name:       Redstone Ore
    Location:   Layers 1-19
    Collection: Mined by an iron pickaxe, or higher.
    Uses:       Redstone wiring, dispensers, redstone torches, etc..
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    Name:       Sand
    Location:   Found around water sources, or in desert biomes.
    Collection: Can be mined by absolutely anything, though a shovel will speed
                things up dramatically.
    Uses:       Can be placed in a furnace with fuel to turn into Glass. Also, it
                is effected by gravity. Four pieces can be crafted into Sandstone.
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    Name:       Sandstone
    Location:   Found at the bottom of stacks of sand.
    Collection: Can be mined using any type of pickaxe, any other object will
                result in no drop.
    Uses:       Can be used for decorative purposes, or 3 pieces of Sandstone can
                be crafted into 6 Sandstone slabs.
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    Name:       Smoothstone
    Location:   The most abundant material in the game, if you cannot find it...
    Collection: Can only be mined by a pickaxe, this will provide a drop of
                Cobblestone. Also can be obtained by placing Cobblestone in a
                Furnace with sufficient fuel.
    Uses:       Smooth walls/flooring.
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    Name:       Snow
    Location:   Snow biomes, on top of any other solid blocks.
    Collection: Can be destroyed by anything, but when mined with a shovel it
                produces 1 snowball.
    Uses:       4 snowballs can be crafted into a Block of Snow.
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    Name:       Soul Sand
    Location:   The Nether.
    Collection: Can be mined by anything, but a shovel is faster.
    Uses:       Slows anything that walks on it down.
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    Name:       Water
    Location:   Any elevation in the world, most common in Ocean biomes.
    Collection: Can be picked up by a bucket, this will remove the source. Only a
                source block can be picked up, flowing water cannot.
    Uses:       Water has an infinite amount of uses, from ferrying mobs around to
                watering your crops. Be inventive. it flows 8 blocks in a straight
                line, including the source.
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    Name:       Wood
    Location:   Trees. Most often found in forest biomes. in order to grow a tree,
                you must place a sapling in a dirt, (or grass), block. Then you can
                either wait, or use bone meal on it for instant growth Trees can be
                grown anywhere where there is dirt and direct sunlight to the
                sapling. (Even in The Nether!)
    Collection: Can be mined by absolutely anything, though an axe will speed
                things up dramatically.
    Uses:       Can be used as a fuel, each log will fuel the furnace for 1.5
                items. Also can be crafted into 4 wooden planks.
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    Man-made blocks                                                          [0602]
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    Name:        Bookshelf
    Ingredients: 3x Book, 6x Wooden Plank
    Collection:  Mined by anything
    Uses:        Decoration
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    Name:        Brick
    Ingredients: 4x Clay Brick
    Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
    Uses:        Decoration
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    Name:        Cobblestone slab
    Ingredients: 3x Cobblestone
    Collection:  Pickaxe
    Uses:        Staircases, roofing
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    Name:        Crafting Table
    Ingredients: 4x Wooden Planks
    Collection:  Mined by anything
    Uses:        Crafting..
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    Name:        Diamond block
    Ingredients: 9x Diamond
    Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
    Uses:        Compact storage of Diamond, or rare building material
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    Name:        Farmland
    Ingredients: Dirt ploughed by a hoe
    Collection:  Cannot be collected
    Uses:        growing Wheat from seeds
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    Name:        Fence
    Ingredients: 6x Sticks
    Collection:  Mined by anything
    Uses:        Stops any mob from passing as it's 1.5 blocks tall. Spiders can
                 still climb over.
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    Name:        Furnace
    Ingredients: 8x Cobblestone
    Collection:  Mined by anything
    Uses:        Smelts objects into other objects
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    Name:        Glass
    Ingredients: Sand placed in a furnace
    Collection:  Cannot be collected
    Uses:        Windows, letting light into places or seeing out without letting
                 anything in.
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    Name:        Gold Block
    Ingredients: 9x Gold ingots
    Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
    Uses:        Compact storage of Gold, or rare building material
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    Name:        Iron Block
    Ingredients: 9x Iron ingots
    Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
    Uses:        Compact storage of iron, or rare building material
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    Name:        Jack-O-Lantern
    Ingredients: 1x Pumpkin, 1x Torch
    Collection:  Mined by anything
    Uses:        Lighting
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    Name:        Jukebox
    Ingredients: 8x Wooden Plank, 1x Diamond
    Collection:  Mined by anything
    Uses:        Plays CD's
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    Name:        Ladder
    Ingredients: 7x Sticks
    Collection:  Mined by anything
    Uses:        Climbing to higher destinations straight up / down.
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    Name:        Piston
    Ingredients: 3x Wooden planks, 4x Cobblestone, 1x redstone, 1x iron ingot
    Collection:  Mined by anything
    Uses:        Pushes blocks in any direction it faces.
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    Name:        Sandstone Slab
    Ingredients: 3x Sandstone
    Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
    Uses:        Staircases
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    Name:        Snow block
    Ingredients: 4x Snowball
    Collection:  Mined by shovel
    Uses:        Big snowman?
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    Name:        Smoothstone
    Ingredients: Placing Cobblestone in a furnace.
    Collection:  Can only be mined by a pickaxe, this will provide a drop of
                 Cobblestone.
    Uses:        Smooth walls/flooring. Buttons, Pressure plates.
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    Name:        Sticky Piston
    Ingredients: 1x Piston, 1x Slime Ball
    Collection:  Mined by anything
    Uses:        Pushes and pulls any blocks that are infront of the piston.
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    Name:        Stone slab
    Ingredients: 3x Smoothstone
    Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
    Uses:        Staircases
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    Name:        Stone stairs
    Ingredients: 6x Cobblestone
    Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
    Uses:        Stairs...
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    Name:        Wooden slab
    Ingredients: 3x Planks
    Collection:  Mined by pickaxe
    Uses:        Staircases
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    Name:        Wooden Plank
    Ingredients: 1x Wooden Log
    Collection:  Mined by anything, axe being faster
    Uses:        building material
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    Name:        Wool
    Ingredients: Sheep + Shears
    Collection:  Use Shears on a Sheep to drop up to 5 blocks of wool.
    Uses:        Carpets, pixel art
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    This section aims to show you how many items you can smelt with each type of
    fuel and the actual items that produce different items when placed in the
    furnace.
    
                   ---------------------------------------------
                   -        Fuel        -      Efficiency      -
                   ---------------------------------------------
                   - Bookshelf          - 0.5                  -
                   - Charcoal           - 8                    -
                   - Coal               - 8                    -
                   - Lava               - 100                  -
                   - Wooden Log         - 1.5                  -
                   - Wooden Plank       - 1.5                  -
                   - Sapling            - 0.5                  -
                   - Stick              - 0.5                  -
                   ---------------------------------------------
                   -      Item in       -       Item Out       -
                   ---------------------------------------------
                   - Cactus             - Cactus Green         -
                   - Clay Ball          - Brick                -
                   - Cobblestone        - Smoothstone          -
                   - Gold Ore           - Gold ingot           -
                   - Iron Ore           - Iron ingot           -
                   - Sand               - Glass                -
                   - Wooden Log         - Charcoal             -
                   ---------------------------------------------
    
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      <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <-->  Mob Factfile   <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> [0800]
    <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <-->
    
    TEMPLATE
    Name:    
    Spawn:   
    Drops:   
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    Passive mobs                                                             [0801]
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    Name:    Chicken
    Spawn:   Well-lit, grassy areas
    Drops:   Lays an egg every five minutes, or drops a feather when killed
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    Name:    Cow
    Spawn:   Well-lit, grassy areas
    Drops:   Drops 0-2 leather pieces
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    Name:    Pig
    Spawn:   Well-lit, grassy areas
    Drops:   Drops 0-2 raw pork chops
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    Name:    Sheep
    Spawn:   Well-lit, grassy areas
    Drops:   Drops up to 5 blocks of the same coloured wool the sheep is when
             sheared, or 1 block if killed without being sheared.
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    Name:    Squid
    Spawn:   Water, any depth, any location
    Drops:   0-2 ink sacs
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    Name:    Wolf
    Spawn:   Well-lit, grassy areas
    Drops:   None
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    Aggressive mobs                                                          [0802]
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    All aggressive mobs will only spawn further than 24 blocks away from any player
    on the map. They will also instantly despawn if they spawned further than 128
    blocks from any player.
    
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    Name:    Charged Creeper (Notice by a prominent blue glow)
    Spawn:   When lightning strikes within 3-4 squares of a normal creeper
    Drops:   0-2 Gunpowder
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    Name:    Creeper
    Spawn:   Dark areas
    Drops:   0-2 Gunpowder
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    Name:    Ghast
    Spawn:   The Nether
    Drops:   Gunpowder
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    Name:    Herobrine
    Spawn:   Behind you.
    Drops:   Kill him? Hah!
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    Name:    Skeleton
    Spawn:   Dark areas
    Drops:   0-2 Arrows, 0-2 Bones
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    Name:    Slime
    Spawn:   Any light level underground in large cavernous spaces. See [1300] for
             more info.
    Drops:   Each small slime drops 0-2 slimeballs
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    Name:    Spider
    Spawn:   Dark Areas
    Drops:   0-2 String
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    Name:    Zombie
    Spawn:   Dark areas
    Drops:   0-1 feathers
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    Name:    Zombie Pigman
    Spawn:   The Nether, or when lightning hits a pig in the overworld.
    Drops:   0-2 Cooked Pork Chops
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      <--> <--> <--> <--> <-->     Mining Techniques     <--> <--> <--> <--> [0900]
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    Spelunking                                                               [0901]
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    Spelunking is simply exploring caves and mining all the ores found there. This
    is by far the most easiest way of mining, but also the most dangerous. Caves
    are dark and contain hostile mobs. The best way to tackle these caves is to
    first light up all the paths you can see, travel down these noting all the ores
    you come across. After you've explored a bit, travel back and mine the ores you
    came across. if you keep doing this, it should limit the amount of surprise
    attacks from mobs when you have your back turned.
    if you come across a dead end when exploring these caves, don't worry, most of
    the time if you mine into theses 'dead ends' you will find they are not dead
    ends and are in fact blockages in the cave tunnel.
    
    When you explore caves it is almost certain that you will get lost if you do
    not have a system for finding your route back. This can be by placing torches
    only on the left hand side, so for going back you just follow them on the
    right. Or by placing block you wouldn't normally find in a cave at
    intersections so you know where to turn. The best way to find you way back
    would be to simply place signs saying which way the exit is. However signs
    require a lot of wood to make and take up a lot of inventory space, so it would
    be best to take a lot of wood with you so you can make them on the go.
    
    If you are to go Spelunking I would highly reccomend you take:
    -A full set of armour
    -3 or 4 cooked porkchops
    -A sword
    -A bow and a stack of arrows
    -A stone pickaxe (For coal and iron)
    -An iron pickaxe (For any ore higher than iron)
    -At least one stack of Torches
    -A stack of wood
    -A bucket of water
    
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    Branch Mining                                                            [0902]
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    Branch Mining is one of the most popular techniques. It involves mining down to
    the Y=15 co-ordinate and 'branching' out covering every single block so you can
    see any and all ores.
    
    To begin your branch mine you should mine down to Y=15, (This is best found on
    your map). Get down there by any means you like. The way i'd suggest is to mine
    the block in front of your feet in a staircase fashion all the way down. Do
    this in a 2x2 block area.
    
    Once you get to the layer Y=15, mine out a 5x5x3 room, (that's 5 wide, 5 long
    and 3 tall). This will be you base room, I would equip it with a Crafting
    table, two or three Furnace's and two double chests.
    
    Mine out of this room in the middle of the 5 block long wall. Make this shaft
    as long as you like, it really doesn't matter. Then mine on the left side of
    this shaft every 4 blocks as to see every single block in the wall.
    
    Repeat this on all four walls of your base room. it should look like this when
    you are done:
    
                         X  X  X
                         X  X  X
         XXXXXXXXXXXXX   X  X  X
                     X   X  X  X
                     X   X  X  X
         XXXXXXXXXXXXX   X  X  X
                     X   X  X  X
                     X   X  X  X
         XXXXXXXXXXXXX   X  X  X
                     X   X  X  X
                   XXXXX X  X  X
                   XXXXX X  X  X
           XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
           X  X  X XXXXX
           X  X  X XXXXX
           X  X  X   X
           X  X  X   XXXXXXXXXXXXX
           X  X  X   X
           X  X  X   X
           X  X  X   XXXXXXXXXXXXX
           X  X  X   X
           X  X  X   X
           X  X  X   XXXXXXXXXXXXX
           X  X  X
           X  X  X
    
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    Quarry Mining                                                            [0903]
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    Quarry mining is a very simple way of mining, you just pick an area. So, 25x25
    or 30x15, or whatever you want. Then you mine that area all the way to the
    bedrock, directly down taking all the blocks away as you go.
    
    This is a very easy way of mining, so I don't really have much to talk about
    here. Just make sure you build a staircase all the way back to the top, or use
    ladders, whatever you prefer. I use cobblestone as a staircase. This is a very
    quick way of gathering a lot of simple building blocks, (mostly Cobblestone).
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      <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <-->   Tips&Tricks   <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> [1000]
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    Just a list of a few simple tricks that can make your life in Minecraft much
    easier.
    
    <=>
    Infinite Water.                                                          [1001]
    To get infinite water, you simply dig a 2x2 square and place a water source in
    two opposite corners, this will then fill the other two corners and allow you
    to collect water from anywhere in the square without depleting resources.
    
        XXXX     XXXX     XXXX
        X  X     XO X     XOOX         X = Any surrounding block
        X  X     X OX     XOOX         O = Water source
        XXXX     XXXX     XXXX
    
    Also, if a 3x1 trench is dug this works by placing a water source either side
    so the middle fills up, then taking buckets from the middle source will not
    deplete resources.
    
        XXXXX     XXXXX     XXXXX      X = Any surrounding block
        X   X     XO OX     XOOOX      O = Water source
        XXXXX     XXXXX     XXXXX
    
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    Redstone into Obsidian.                                                  [1002]
    To get easy Obsidian without using loads of Lava source blocks, you can just
    use Redstone. i'll explain this in pictures and it's not that simple.
    
    LayerX
        --------
        -......-
        -......-              - = Building boundary
        -......-              . = Empty space
        -......-
        -......-
        --------
    
    Layer0 = The block under your feet if you were to stand there
    Layer1 = 1 block above ground
    Layer2 = 2 blocks above ground
    Etc..
    
    I'll use this layout to show the building area, this is so when I split it into
    layers, you'll be able to line them up easily.
    
    Layer-1          Layer0
        --------         --------
        -XXXXXX-         -XXXXXX-
        -XXXXXX-         -X....X-       X = Any block
        -X....X-         -X....X-       . = Empty space
        -XXXXXX-         -XXXXXX-
        -XXXXXX-         -XXXXXX-
        --------         --------
    
    To begin, dig a trench like shown above. 4 blocks long, 2 wide, 1 deep on one
    side then 2 deep on the other.
    
    Layer-1         Layer0
        --------       --------
        -XXXXXX-       -XXXXXX-         X = Any block
        -XXXXXX-       -XO,,,X-         O = Water Source
        -X,,,,X-       -X,,,,X-         , = Flowing water
        -XXXXXX-       -XXXXXX-
        -XXXXXX-       -XXXXXX-
        --------       --------
    
    Place a water source block in the corner so water fills the trench you just dug
    
    Layer0
        --------
        -XXXXXX-      X = Any block
        -XO,,,X-      O = Water source
        -X,,,,X-      , = Flowing water
        -X....X-      . = Empty Space
        -XXXXXX-
        --------
    
    Dig another one deep trench next to the water, it is important the water does
    not flow into this. if you followed the previous steps, it wont.
    
    Layer1
        --------
        -......-
        -......-      X = Any block
        -XXXXXX-      . = Empty space
        -X....X-
        -XXXXXX-
        --------
    
    Build up around the trench with no water in it, keep all previous layers
    exactly the same.
    
    Layer0
        --------
        -XXXXXX-      X = Any block
        -XO,,,X-      O = Water source
        -X,,,,X-      , = Flowing water
        -XrrrrX-      r = Redstone
        -XXXXXX-
        --------
    
    Place Redstone on the dry trench.
    
    Layer1
        --------
        -......-
        -......-      X = Any block
        -XXXXXX-      . = Empty space
        -XL'''X-      L = Lava source
        -XXXXXX-      ' = Flowing Lava
        --------
    
    Put lava in the elevated section, then after it flows all the way to the end
    remove it. A little bit of lava might remain, just place a block in it, then
    destroy it to get rid of the lava.
    
    Layer0
        --------
        -XXXXXX-      X = Any block
        -XO,,,X-      O = Water source
        -X,,,,X-      , = Flowing water
        -XQQQQX-      Q = Obsidian
        -XXXXXX-
        --------
    
    Mine your obsidian! You need a diamond pickaxe or higher to do this.
    
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    Making Charcoal.                                                         [1003]
    It's very simple to make this alternative to Coal, it has all the same
    attributes, inc. Furnace Efficiency and Torches. You just put Wood into the
    furnace with any type of fuel to give yourself easy Charcoal. This is great
    for your first night especially, since you don't always find Coal.
    
    <=>
    More wool for your dye!                                                  [1004]
    When dying wool normally, you need one piece of white wool and one piece of
    dye. Now, if you dye the sheep before you collect it's wool, you have the
    chance of receiving 2 or even 3 of that colour! As if that's not enough, it
    doesn't matter what colour the sheep is in the first place.
    
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    Fighting Ghasts!                                                         [1005]
    You may have noticed these giant ghosts that shoot exploding fireballs at you
    every time you enter The Nether. They also have a tendency to destroy your
    portal. There is a simple trick to stopping these explosions: Cobblestone.
    Cobblestone is completely blast resistant to these fireballs, so you can just
    take a load and build a quick house around your portal. This will ensure a safe
    entrance and exit to The Nether.
    Also, if you swipe at the fireballs it will launch them back toward the Ghast.
    The best way to take them out though is simply a bow and arrow.
    
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      <--> <--> <--> <--> <-->     Achievement Guide     <--> <--> <--> <--> [1100]
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    Taking Inventory (10)                                                    [1101]
    Open your inventory.
    
    Just press Y when not in any menu.
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    Getting Wood (10)                                                        [1102]
    Punch a tree until the block of wood pops out.
    
    Just walk up to a tree and hold RT until it's destroyed.
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    Benchmarking (10)                                                        [1103]
    Craft a workbench with four blocks of wooden planks.
    
    When you've obtained a block of wood, just go into the crafting interface and
    turn it into 4 planks, and then the table.
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    Time to Mine! (10)                                                       [1104]
    Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe.
    
    You'll need 3 blocks of wood for this. One for the crafting table and the other
    two for the Pick. Use 'benchmarking' to create the table, then on that table
    (LT), turn the two blocks into planks, then two planks into sticks. Combine
    them to make a Wooden Pickaxe.
    Note: The pickaxe does have to be wooden for this achievement.
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    Hot Topic (15)                                                           [1105]
    Construct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks.
    
    With any pickaxe mine 8 blocks of smoothstone, these then become Cobblestone,
    go to a crafting table then make a Furnace.
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    Acquire Hardware (15)                                                    [1106]
    Smelt an iron ingot.
    
    Mine an iron Ore block, (these are described in a previous section), then take
    that block and place it in a Furnace with some fuel. (For a list of fuels, see
    the Furnace Guide).
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    Time To Farm (10)                                                        [1107]
    Use planks and sticks to make a hoe.
    
    You'll need 3 blocks of wood for this. One for the crafting table and the other
    two for the Hoe. Use 'benchmarking' to create the table, then on that table
    (LT), turn the two blocks into planks, then two planks into sticks. Combine
    them to make a Wooden Hoe.
    Note: The Hoe does have to be wooden for this achievement.
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    Bake Bread (20)                                                          [1108]
    Turn wheat into bread.
    
    Get seeds from tall grass dotted around the place. Just hit them and they will
    drop out. Then plant these seeds in Farmland. To make Farmland you equip a Hoe
    and use LT on a block of grass or dirt. Make sure this is next to a block of
    water. Wait until the tips of the wheat turn brown, and then harvest it.
    Combine wheat in the crafting table to make Bread.
    Note: You can use Bonemeal on the seeds to grow them instantly. Bonemeal is in
    the dye section of the crafting interface. You'll need a bone.
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    The Lie (40)                                                             [1109]
    Bake a Cake using wheat, sugar, milk and eggs!
    
    To make a cake, you will need:
    -3 Wheat
    -3 Buckets of Milk
    -1 Egg
    -2 Sugar
    
    For the wheat, get seeds from tall grass dotted around the place. Just hit them
    and they will drop out. Then plant these seeds in Farmland. To make Farmland
    you equip a Hoe and use LT on a block of grass or dirt. Make sure this is next
    to a block of water. Wait until the tips of the wheat turn brown, and then
    harvest it.
    
    For the sugar, you just need to locate some sugarcane. This grows directly next
    to any block of water. it looks just like you would picture bamboo. Just follow
    the coastline, you should come across some. When you find sugarcane you can
    craft it into sugar in the crafting interface.
    
    For the egg, chickens lay eggs every five minutes. if you walk around enough
    you should find one. if you don't have the patience for that, you can always
    catch a chicken and wait.
    
    For the milk, you need three iron buckets. You can craft them in the crafting
    interface, or find them in dungeons. Once you have you buckets, go up to a cow
    use the bucket on it. This will result in filling your bucket with milk.
    
    Just take all the ingredients to a crafting table and combine them to make a
    cake!
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    Getting an Upgrade (15)                                                  [1110]
    Construct a better pickaxe.
    
    To get this you must have "Time to mine!". Take your wooden pickaxe and mine
    some smoothstone to produce cobblestone. Then take 3 cobblestone and 2 sticks
    to a crafting table and combine them to make a stone pickaxe. (Scroll up and
    down from the wooden pickaxe).
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    Delicious Fish (15)                                                      [1111]
    Catch and cook a fish!
    
    For this Achievement you need a fishing rod and a furnace. Follow "Hot Topic"
    to create your furnace. Then you need 3 bits of string and 2 sticks to craft a
    rod. The only way to get string is to kill a spider. You will have to switch
    to Easy or higher to get this achievement. Once you have a rod, face any water
    and press LT to cast your line. Wait until the float dips under the water and
    when it does so just press LT again to pull the fish toward you. This may fly
    above you so you may need to look around for it. Take the fish to a furnace and
    place it in the top with some fuel in the bottom and wait.
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    On A Rail (40)                                                           [1112]
    Travel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where
    you started.
    
    This is one of the achievements most people find tricky. Though it is fairly
    easy to do it just requires a lot of time and resources. When explaining this
    i'll assume you already know the basics on smelting, mining and crafting.
    
    Key points to know for this achievement to pop:
    -1 block is 1m, so you travel 500 blocks.
    -Place a powered rail every 20 blocks for the best effect.
    -You DO NOT have to travel in a straight line, just as long as you get to a
     point which is at least 500 blocks from your starting point as the crow flies.
    -It is best to travel in a straight line, as less resources are needed.
    -All powered rails must have a redstone torch next to them to be powered.
    -It's always best to go further than 500m, just to be sure.
    
    Just simply place 500 pieces of railway down, with a powered rail every 20.
    Jump in a minecart at the start and enjoy the ride. Just place a powered rail
    at the start, but don't power it! Place a block 3 blocks away from it, (so
    there is a 2 block gap between them). Place a button on this block facing the
    rail and a piece of redstone powder on the block next to the rail toward the
    button. Press this button when in the cart for an easy start.
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    Time to Strike! (10)                                                     [1113]
    Use planks and sticks to make a sword.
    
    Simply gather 2 blocks of wood and convert them to 8 planks. Use 2 of them
    planks to turn into 4 sticks. Then combine 1 stick and 3 planks to make a
    wooden sword.
    Note: This sword does have to be wooden for the achievement.
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    Monster Hunter (20)                                                      [1114]
    Attack and destroy a monster.
    
    A very easy achievement. Just take a weapon and go kill a monster. This can be
    a spider, zombie, creeper or skeleton. You will have to use a sword as a bow
    would be unattainable without actually killing a spider for string.
    if you use an iron sword it will only take two hits to kill the mob.
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    Cow Tipper (15)                                                          [1115]
    Harvest some leather.
    
    Just kill a cow. Take anything and hit the cow with RT until it dies.
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    When Pigs Fly (40)                                                       [1116]
    Use a saddle to ride a pig, then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while
    riding it.
    
    This is the hardest achievement in the game for two reasons. One, saddles can
    not be crafted (only found in dungeons), and two, the pig is very reluctant to
    fall of a cliff to take this fall damage.
    
    The easiest way to obtain a saddle would be to use the seed 888 and climb over
    the hill behind you when you spawn. The will be a dungeon above ground by the
    lake. Open the chest to receive a saddle.
    
    To get the pig to obtain fall damage is rather hard in single player. The best
    way would be to fence the pig in and dig a pit at least 3 blocks deep around
    the area. Destroy the fences, jump on the pig and wait.
    
    if you have a friend to help you, (or a second controller), this is much more
    easy to do. You just fence the pig in a 1x1 square and get on it. The other
    player / controller should then dig a deep hole under the square the pig is on.
    Destroy that block for the pig to fall.
    
    Note: Fence posts are best for trapping the pig as it cannot jump over them.
    Also, you cannot get a saddle back once it's placed on a pig. Killing the pig
    does not drop it back.
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    Leader Of The Pack (30)                                                  [1117]
    Befriend five wolves.
    
    Another relatively easy achievement. Just take a bunch of bones, (collected by
    killing skeleton archers), and tame some wolves. They spawn mostly in forest
    biomes. Make sure you take more than five bones as it can take more than one to
    tame a wolf. Equip the bone and press LT while looking at a wolf. This is built
    up over all your worlds, so you can tame one wolf in one, two in another and so
    on.
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    MOAR Tools (15)                                                          [1118]
    Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one spade, one axe and one hoe).
    
    For this you will need 8 sticks and 9 blocks of planks, cobblestone, iron, gold
    or diamond. Once you have these just go to your crafting table and make all
    four tools. Again, this is over all your worlds so you can make one in each.
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    Dispense With This (20)                                                  [1119]
    Construct a Dispenser.
    
    Another simple crafting achievement. For the dispenser you will need, 1 bow, 1
    redstone and 7 cobblestone. Once you have these, go to your crafting table and
    make a dispenser. To make the bow you'll need 3 string and 3 sticks.
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    Into The Nether (40)                                                     [1120]
    Construct a Nether Portal.
    
    A very easy achievement. You just need to place obsidian in a 4x5 rectangle.
    Then light the middle with Flint&Steel. Getting the obsidian however is a
    different story. The best way to get obsidian is when flowing water hits a lava
    source block. Mine this with a diamond pickaxe.
    Note: Obsidian takes forever to mine, especially without diamond.
    However, if you cannot find diamond but still want this achievement quick then
    you can always turn the more abudent resource, Redstone, into obsidian. Just
    check the Tips&Tricks section of this guide to show you how to do it. Adapt
    this mould to build your structure.
    
    Your nether portal can only take these two shapes:
    
       XXXX      XX
       X  X     X  X
       X  X     X  X
       X  X     X  X
       XXXX      XX
    
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      <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> <-->   Mob Grinders  <--> <--> <--> <--> <--> [1200]
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    There seems a lot of confusion when it comes to constructing mob grinders. I am
    going to list a few of the ways you can build these handy devices and explain
    the mechanics behind them.
    
    A mob grinder is basically a way of collecting the drops from monsters without
    actually engaging in combat with them. These 'machines' function constantly, so
    they continue to reap your rewards while you are out mining, or doing whatever.
    
    The spawning of monsters works in two ways:
    -With a monster spawner you will have to be within 16 blocks of it in order for
     monsters to spawn within a 7 block radius.
    -Normally monsters only spawn further than 24 blocks away from any player and
     instantly despawn if it's further than 128 blocks away.
    
    A mob grinder is made up of two necessary parts (one optional). They are the
    spawning room and the killing mechanism, transportation being the optional.
    The spawning room is always the same, a dark room in which monsters can spawn
    inside, it's always best to have some sort of transportation in the room in
    order to get the monsters to the killing mechanism faster.
    The killing mechanism can be a variety of things. Either: Drowning, lava trap,
    fall damage or cacti. I will explain drowning and the lava trap ones as they
    are the one's I feel are the easiest to construct.
    
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    Monster Spawner Trap                                                     [1201]
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    So, you've just came across a dungeon and you've decided to make a mob grinder?
    Or you have no idea what a dungeon or a mob spawner is? Well, a dungeon is a
    room lined with cobblestone walls and a mossy cobblestone floor. if you come
    across cobblestone while exploring your world and you know you didn't place it
    there than it's pretty certain that this is your dungeon. Either that or it's a
    point where water hits flowing lava. A dungeon is typically a 5x5 room with a
    monster spawner levitating directly in the middle and two chests somewhere.
    These chests contain random items, the most desired of these are Cocoa beans.
    This is since this is the only way to obtain Cocoa beans in this current
    version.
    
    Back on topic, there are a variety of methods out there that people use to
    manipulate these monster spawners. I will explain the way I find the best to
    deal with them, this will require the use of these objects:
    -3x Water source blocks,
    -1x Pressure Plate,
    -1x Sign.
    
    While you are building this I suggest you save the game and switch the
    difficulty down to peaceful. This just makes things easier as you dont have to
    do things in a hurry due to monsters spawning.
    
    First, take the two chests out of the room and make sure the floor space is
    exactly 5x5 and 3 high. it should be this normally but occasionally it can lack
    a roof, or one of the walls is made from gravel.
    
    Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3
    
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    X     X     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    X     X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    
    Make a 2 high 1 wide doorway in the middle of the wall you want to collect your
    loot from. This should be the only gap in any of the walls or ceiling.
    
    Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3
    
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    X     X     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    X     X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    XXX XXX     XXX XXX     XXXXXXX
    
    Place your pressure plate, (can be stone or wooden, stone preferably), one
    block away from the outside of your 2x1 doorway. 
    
    Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3
    
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    X     X     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    X     X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    X     X     X     X     X     X        P - Pressure Plate
    XXX XXX     XXX XXX     XXXXXXX
       P
    
    Surround your pressure plate with cobblestone leaving the same 2x1 area for the
    monsters to travel along, directly after the pressure plate dig down two blocks
    and surround that with cobblestone also. Place your sign on the wall 2 blocks
    up in your doorway before the pressure plate. (Hard to explain, follow the
    picture guide below).
    
    Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3
                                           P - Pressure Plate
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    X     X     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    X     X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    X     X     X     X     X     X        S - Cobblestone block with sign on left
    XXX XXX     XXX SXX     XXXXXXX
      XPX         X X          X
      X X         X X          X
      XXX         XXX
    
    Layer 0     Layer -1
    
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
      XXX         XXX
      X X         X X
      XXX         X X
    
    After this, dig a trench out from the front of your mob trap. Make it four long
    and up to the ground level. Again, follow the pictures as it's hard to explain.
    
    Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3
                                           P - Pressure Plate
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    X     X     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    X     X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
    X     X     X     X     X     X
    X     X     X     X     X     X        S - Cobblestone block with sign on left
    XXX XXX     XXX SXX     XXXXXXX
      XPX         X X          X
      X X         X X          X
      XXX         XXX
    
    Layer 0     Layer -1
    
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
      XXX         XXX
      X X         X X
      XXX         X X
      X X         X X
      X X         X X
      X X         X X
      X X         X X
      X X         XXX
      XXX
    
    Now place two water source blocks in both corners on the wall opposite your 2x1
    doorway and one above the pressure plate.
    
    Layer 1     Layer 2     Layer 3
                                           P - Pressure Plate
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    Xw,,,WX     X     X     X     X        X - Cobblestone
    X,,,,,X     X     X     X     X
    X,,,,,X     X  M  X     X     X        M - Monster Spawner
    X,,,,,X     X     X     X     X
    X,,,,,X     X     X     X     X        S - Cobblestone block with sign on left
    XXX,XXX     XXX SXX     XXXXXXX
      XPX         XWX          X           W - Water Source Block
      X,X         X,X          X
      XXX         XXX                      , - Flowing Water
    
    Layer 0     Layer -1
    
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
    XXXXXXX     XXXXXXX
      XXX         XXX
      X,X         X,X
      XXX         X,X
      X X         X,X
      X X         X,X
      X X         X,X
      X X         X,X
      X X         XXX
      XXX
    
    This grinder works by allowing the monsters to spawn in the 5x5 room and get
    pushed toward the pressure plate. They then are forced down the hole by the
    current of the water and drown. Their items then flow through with the water
    for you to collect at the end of your trench. The downside of these types of
    trap is that they only work when you are within 16 blocks of the mob spawner.
    
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    Dark Room Trap                                                           [1202]
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    There isn't much to say about dark room traps, I can only suggest ways on how
    to get your mobs from all over the room to your killing mechanism.
    
    Your "Dark Room" should consist of two repeated parts:
    1) Spawning pads, for all the monsters to spawn on.
    2) Transportation canals, to get the mobs to the killing mechanism.
    
    You can build your spawning pads whatever size you like, just don't go too big
    as mobs will be less likely to fall off into the canals or two small, and it
    will reduce the efficiency of the grinder. I suggest around 14x14. I have
    always found this to be a good size for my grinders.
    
    Make the dark room as large as you want, the larger the room the more mobs you
    will kill, hence the more drops you will receive. However this room cannot be
    too big as the spawning distance of mobs is limited to inside 128 blocks, so
    any bigger than that would be a waste.
    
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    Tower Trap                                                               [1203]
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    A tower trap is very much like a dark room trap, only there are multiple layers
    for the mobs to spawn on. This type of trap has a much greater efficiency than
    a dark room trap though it is much harder to construct as it's majoratively
    above ground level so will require a lot of building material.
    
    Each layer in a tower trap should have two blocks of air in between, as all
    other monsters apart from zombies will not fall more than three blocks
    vertically. Also because of this you will have to interweave the layers of
    the tower so as no drop will be more than 3 blocks, this can be through strips
    of squares or whatever, the choice is yours.
    
    The bottom floor of your tower trap should have some sort of canal
    transportation system to usher mobs toward the killing mechanism.
    
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    Canal Transportation (Mobs)                                              [1204]
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    Canal transportation is basically a way to get your mobs from the spawning pads
    to the killing mechanism.
    
    The canals should always be two blocks wide and two blocks deep. This is to
    prevent mobs from jumping out and to allow spiders to get in. Not too big as to
    reduce efficiency of spawning ground for mobs.
    
    In order to get your canals to flow only in one direction, pressure plates or
    signs should be used. (Ladders can't be used as mobs collide with them and get
    stuck). If placed one side of a water source block these will not allow the
    water to flow past them and do not collide with the mobs as they are pushed
    beside them.
    
    I will show how to tackle corners and straight lines in the pictures below.
    
    For a straight line:
    
      OO
      WW
      ,,             O - Pressure Plate / Sign
      ,,
      ,,
      OO             W - Water source block
      WW
      ,,
      ,,             , - Flowing water
      ,,
      OO
    
    For an intersection:
    
           OO
           WW           O - Pressure Plate / Sign
           ,,
        OW,,,,WO
        OW,,,,WO        W - Water source block
           ,,
           ,,
           ,,           , - Flowing Water
           OO
    
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    Lava Killing Mechanism                                                   [1205]
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    The idea of a Lava killing mechanism is to simply burn the mobs to death. My
    favourite of all the different ways to kill mobs.
    
    The way to achieve this is to place lava above a sign (or ladder) so it does
    not flow down, if you force a mob into this then it'll look like it's head is
    in the lava when the rest of it's body isn't. This will cause the mob to die
    without causing the drops to burn up in the lava also.
    
    You can create this device simply by creating a channel at the end of your trap
    and flowing it into a "dead end". Then at this "dead end" put a 1x1 flow after
    your channel runs out of water, at a right angle. (This is for your items to
    get out). Above the last block in your "dead end" you'll want to place some
    signs (or ladders) around on the wall, (two on the back above the out flow, two
    on opposite sides one block back and one block higher from the last two), this
    will be to contain the lava. Then place two source blocks of lava in the gap
    above and behind the signs you just placed. The lava with just appear to float
    there. If any mobs are pushed into that, they will in effect have their heads
    burnt off, this includes you! So watch out.
    
    It should look like this:
    
    Layer 0       Layer 1       Layer 2
    
    XXXXXXXX X    XXXXXXXXXX    XXXXXXXSXX      X - Any block
    XXXXXXXX X             S            LX      L - Lava
    XXXXXXXX X             S            LX      S - Block with sign (or ladder) on
    XXXXXXXXXX    XXXXXXXXXX    XXXXXXXSXX
    
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    Drowning Killing Mechanism                                               [1206]
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    Drowning killing mechanisms work in two ways: Either forcing mobs to swim
    upawrds and get trapped, or forcing them down.
    
    I described how to build one that forces the mobs down in the Mob spawner
    part of this section. So, i will explain how to create a way to force mobs
    upward.
    
    To do this you use the same "dead end" idea as the lava killing mechanism, but
    instead of having floating lava you have floating water. You extend this a
    block or two higher as well. This has the effect that when the mobs get to the
    end of the passage they then swim up this floating water and get trapped, they
    will consequently run out of air and die. It is important that every block in
    this area is a source block, this is due to the fact that if the water is
    flowing down it will push the mobs down instead of letting them swim up.
    
    Now, this area where the mobs swim up and drown can be extended as far as you
    like. If you put air pockets in sequencial steps you can in effect create a
    "mobivator". This will transport your mobs to the ground level. You can then
    move them into another killing mechanism to then allow your items to easily be
    collected above ground.
    
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    There is a sudden rise in the amount of people wanting to find slimes since the
    update involving the addition of sticky pistons. Therefore I have decided to
    add this section on how to locate these slimes.
    
    Key slime facts:
    -They DO NOT spawn on Peaceful difficulty.
    -They only spawn in certain chunks. (A chunk is a 16x16 area).
    -They spawn in any light level, so it's best to light up the area well to
     prevent unwanted monsters spawning.
    -They are very prone to drowning in the smallest amount of water.
    -They come in three sizes, each size breaks down into four smaller ones.
    -The smallest slimes are the only ones that drop slimeballs.
    -Slimes will hop continuously in one direction not stopping for walls, cliffs,
     lava, etc.. (Unless they spot a player).
    -They will not spawn within 24 blocks of any player on the map.
    -Lava or Water IS NOT required for slimes to spawn.
    
    Now, the best way to build a "Slime Farm" would be to dig down to just above
    bedrock before flattening out your 16x16 area. This is since they only spawn
    deep underground, how deep i'm not too sure but you can safely have it 5 or 6
    blocks above bedrock. Also, this will allow you to build a drowning trap if you
    wish. Once you arrive at your chosen level you just want to dig out a 16x16
    area that is at least 3 blocks tall, make sure you light this area well as you
    do not want other hostile mobs to spawn near you. This is your slime farm. As
    for killing the slimes the most popular method would be just to get out your
    sword or bow and arrow and kill them manually, this is since they don't spawn
    too often so automating the farm is a waste of time. However, if you do wish to
    automate it i'd highly suggest using some sort of drowning trap. The best way
    to achieve this would be just to dig a 2 wide, 2 deep trench around your 16x16
    platform and fill it with water. Slimes will jump straight in this and drown.
    You could also build Transportation canals like outlined in the previous
    section, though I would be careful with that as the Slimes could drown before
    they get to where they need to be.
    
    Slimes do not have a very high spawning rate, so if you check your farm a few
    times and still don't see any slimes, just be patient.
    
    To find a slime chunk use this website:
    www.extension.ws/minecraft/slimes.html
    
    This site is not 100% accurate, so there is a very slight chance that Slimes
    will not spawn in your chosen chunk. This is why I would reccomend you build on
    three or four slime chunks as to greatly increase your odds of finding a
    correct spot.
    
    The site is fairly simple to use. You just enter your seed into the top left
    box and press "Update Map". This will result in green squares appearing
    randomly in the map to the right. Find the rough co-ordinates of where you
    would like to start your farm and enter them in the area designated. This just
    centers the map on that position. (It will change the number to the nearest 16,
    so don't panic). Once you have done that click on the green square closest to
    the center of the map. A set of numbers will then appear, this will look
    something like: -16,32 to 0,48. This basically is the co-ordinates of the two
    opposite corners of the chunk, so in this case the co-ordinates will be:
    X: -16, Z: 32 to X: 0 to Z: 48. Height is not on there, but assume it's close
    to bedrock.
    
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    This FAQ was made by Rhys Hills a.k.a. ZOMBIECHICKENZ. This FAQ was made only
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    Copyright (c) 2012, ZOMBIECHICKENZ all rights reserved
    
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    I would like to thank these people for providing tremendous help to me and my
    FAQ:
    
    1) 4J Studios for porting this amazing game to the Xbox 360!
    2) LoneReaper115 for writing the entire section on "How to survive your first
       night in Minecraft."
    3) XBL_Mikey0629 for providing most of the information for my "Achievement
       Guide."
    4) All the members of the GameFAQ's Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition board who
       helped give me ideas on what to put in the guide.
    5) www.network-science.de/ascii/ For my title art.
    6) www.minecraftwiki.net For help on some of the areas I was a bit vague on.
    7) LoneReaper115 again for adding extra information I never knew.
    8) www.extension.ws/minecraft/slimes.html for your amazing slime finder.
    
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    You can contact me through my email:
    
    rawrrimapenguin@gmail.com
    
    I will respond to everyone, it may take some time but you will get a reply.
    
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    I hope this guide answered any questions you had about this game, if that isn't
    the case just email or pm me with your query and i'll get back to you.
    
    If there's any sections you feel I should add to the guide, again just contact
    me and i'll see what I can do.
    
    If you need any help with building any of the things listed in this guide feel
    free to either pm me or email me, I will be willing to provide any help whether
    it be tips, hints or just plain old manpower.
    
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